Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 80,000 miles
I've had this problem going on 3 years now. Whenever winter comes and it gets cold out - it's hit or miss whether my car will start on the first try. It doesn't matter if it was just recently driven and warmed up or if it's sat overnight in the garage. I will attempt to start it and I get nothing, not a grind or a whir - nothing. Then I wait for around 10 minutes and it will start right up. I was told by someone that the computer needs to reset itself and that's why it will start the second time after the wait. I never have this problem in the spring, summer or fall - only colder months. Several auto mechanics have looked and of coarse, the problem doesn't occur when the car is there. Can you please help?
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 AT 11:04 AM